The first International Marine Technicians (INMARTECH) meeting was instigated by what is now known as IRSO, hosted by NERC in 1996, in Southampton, UK. The purpose was to provide a forum for marine technicians to meet, and exchange knowledge and experiences, aiming to improve equipment performance, equipment deployment, and operational techniques during scientific cruises on research vessels.
The 2016 INMARTECH host is Institute of Marine Research (IMR), and the meeting venue is the city concert hall, Grieghallen, named after the composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), and takes place 4-6 October 2016.
INMARTECH is held biannually and have previously been arranged in:
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 18-21 November 2014
NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands, 20-22 September 2012
IFREMER, Toulon, France, 8-10 October 2008
WHOI, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, 17-19 October 2006
BAS, Cambridge, England, 20-23 September 2004
JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, 7-11 October 2002
NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands, 20-22 September 2000
SIO, San Diego, USA, 19-23 September 1998
NERC, Southampton, England, 30 September – 02 October 1996
Due to lack of registered participants the symposium has been cancelled a few times.
You can find more details from past INMARTECH Meetings here: